High Line Moynihan Connector Civic Project
In early 2021, New York State announced the High Line Moynihan Connector Civic Project, a proposal to create a landscaped, elevated, and ADA-accessible public pathway that would connect the High Line to an existing publicly accessible space at Manhattan West. The proposed project would give pedestrians safe, unobstructed access to the Far West Side of Manhattan via two bridges that would connect to the Tenth Avenue terminus of the High Line. A public-private partnership comprising Empire State Development, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, Brookfield Properties Group, and Friends of the High Line is undertaking the $50 million project, which is expected to be completed by Spring 2023.
The new pathway would consist of a new landscaped Woodlands Bridge that would extend eastward from the existing High Line parallel to 30th Street along Dyer Avenue from 10th Avenue to the mid-block between 9th and 10th Avenues. From there, it would further connect to a second Timber Bridge that would travel north and connect into Brookfield's elevated public space on the north side of 31st Street, which terminates on 9th Avenue directly across from the Farley Building and Moynihan Train Hall. The High Line Moynihan Connector would offer a safe, scenic experience for commuters, residents, and visitors navigating this heavily trafficked area near the entrance to the Lincoln Tunnel.
The High Line Moynihan Connector Civic Project would improve public access and pedestrian mobility between transportation hubs to the east (Moynihan Train Hall and Pennsylvania Station) and Hudson Yards, the High Line, the Javits Convention Center, and Manhattan’s Far West Side neighborhoods. By making these improvements, the proposed project would complement and support the recent public and private investments that are transforming Manhattan’s midtown west neighborhoods.